“. . . brilliant arranger, musical director, and pianist, . . .”
“. . . a potent blend of pianistic articulateness and brisk, swinging accompaniment . . .”
” . . .Vodicka shed an aura around the small stage and it glowed and vibrated with a rare, profound sense of quintessential musical genius, . . . “
“. . . absolutely Rolls Royce trio, who could give lessons in how to accompany a singer.”
“. . . a fine show, assisted by Vodicka’s excellent arrangements . . .”
” . . . Vodicka accompanied her with a deft touch, sensitive, restrained, yet so in the moment, it took my breath away.”
” . . . one of the finest jazz pianists currently in the Los Angeles area.”
Ed Vodicka . . . Pianist, arranger, conductor, composer, orchestrator, music producer, music director and performer are just a few of the “hats” that Ed has donned throughout his career. And, he has made his mark as one of the most sought-after musicians by some of the music industry’s top artists and performers.
Ed migrated to Los Angeles over twenty-five years ago from his native Chicago, where he had learned and polished his craft at an early age under the tutelage of some of that city’s old-school masters. He now shuttles regularly between Hollywood and New York, and enjoys the variety of creative opportunities available to him in both cities. He continues to play, write, produce, conduct and record in every arena of the music industry. In addition to his performance and touring , he has been a regular on the Hollywood studio scene for many years, performing on film and television soundtracks as well as record dates.
Ed’s catalog of personal recordings is now being released on all major digital platforms including AppleMusic, iTunes and Spotify. They currently include Portfolio, Let’s Fall In Love, Amazing Grace and his critically acclaimed trio recording with the late great jazz vocalist Bill Henderson, “Live At The Kennedy Center.”
In addition, Ed’s long-time association with vocalist Josephine Beavers is back in full force with the release of her studio album “Prime Time” in January 2020 to much acclaim, produced and arranged by Ed and charting #51 on national jazz radio. (Available on all streaming platforms, compact disc and audiophile vinyl)
November of 2022 marked the release of Ed’s and Josephine’s first PBS television docu-tainment special, “The Musicians’ Green Book — An Enduring Legacy” which is currently streaming on PBS Passport and Amazon Prime.